Welcome to the first Meatless Monday Recipe! While Meatless Monday is now a worldwide phenomenon, it has a more personal meaning to my husband and his family. I thought it would be a great idea to share some Vegetarian dishes with anyone else that participates in Meatless Mondays! I am a HUGE carnivore and I know that for me, sometimes, Mondays are a struggle. Let me help with that!


Pav Bhaji is a wonderful dish packed full of spices! When serving, pav is given along with some chopped onions on the side! If you haven’t seen it yet, I have also posted my own recipe for pav! My homemade pav recipe can be found here!



There are tons and tons of street vendors in India that that sell this. There are so many videos on YouTube where you can watch the vendors make it. Each time I watch one, my mouth instantly waters!


Since I already knew how to make pav, my husband gave me the challenge of learning how to cook bhaji. I normally make it in a pressure cooker, but I figured since not everyone may have one, I would show the cooking process in a regular pan.



Don’t skip out on this recipe! You’ll definitely want this dish in your tummy!


If you try this recipe out, please let me know what you think in the comments!


Ciao for now!


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Pav Bhaji

Yummy Pav Bhaji!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Vegetarian, Potato, Tomato, Street Food, Pav, Peas, Pav Bhaji
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 297kcal


  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 5 Roma Tomato
  • 4 medium Potato
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 cup Water


  • Chop onion, tomato, and potato. Set aside.
  • Add butter to a hot pan.
  • Saute onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add in tomatoes. Saute until tomatoes are soft.
  • Add in peas and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add in potatoes and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add in red chili powder, salt, turmeric, pav bhaji masala. Mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of water. Mix well, cover, and bring to a simmer.
  • Do a potato check. Turn the heat off once the potato is easily cut in half without the use of force.
  • Mash it all up.
  • Add in red food coloring powder and mix well.
  • In a separate pan, heat up a serving of bhaji.
  • Add butter and mix well.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Toast 2 pav. Remove from heat once toasted preference is reached.
  • Before eating, add one last additional dollop of butter onto the bhaji. Serve alongside pav and chopped raw onions.


Please note that *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1064IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg